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Tony Northrup Fujifilm GFX 50R (not Error-Free) Review: “Fujifilm GFX 100 Will Fix All Our Concerns”

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Tony Northrup took a Fujifilm GFX 50R for his Barcelona trip and now published a review about it (video above).

I will sum it up for you below, but I would quickly like to correct a few errors he made.

He says the GFX sensor surface area is 30% bigger than Full Frame, but it is actually 70% bigger. This is not correct, and Tony makes the MF sensor sound smaller than it really is.

He complaints that there is only one lens with OIS, but there are actually 3 lenses with OIS, the GF 250mm F4, GF 120mmF4 and GF 100-200mm f/5.6.

Since we like percentages, basically Tony claims that about 12% of all GF lenses have OIS, when reality is that almost 40% have OIS.

Rather big errors, I hope Tony will correct soon, and I wonder how they could even slip into his review in the first place.

For the rest, you can read his findings below.

  • not a sports camera, not good at tracking
  • not a video camera
  • great landscape camera, but Fuji needs more lenses, and more astrophotography lenses
  • decent walk around camera
  • no huge difference in IQ compared to FF
  • soon GFX 100 will be here with IBIS, and should address all concerns they have with GFX 50R
  • corner placement of viewfinder is great
  • does not give the joy, that Fujifilm X-T3 gives him
  • small flat buttons
  • grip to small for big medium format lenses
  • screen is small compared to overall size of camera
  • design of Hasselblad X1D is better
  • eye detection AF is not accurate
  • sensor has 30% more surface area
  • if you crop to standard 35mm aspect ration, the surface area advantage is almost gone as well as image quality difference
  • Cropping 8×10 gives about 50% more surface area
  • he complaints that it has not IBIS and only 1 lens has OIS
  • Fujifilm GFX has much better lenses than Hasselblad X1D
  • Sony A7rIII is better overall camera
  • Fujifilm GFX 50R is a specialized camera

GFX 50R

G Mount Lenses

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